The New York Times reports today about one of quality whiskey’s biggest fan bases – observant Jews. Quoted in the piece is Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Congregation B’nai Avraham on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.
NYT: As recent decades have ushered in a revival in Scotch, bourbon and other whiskeys, Jews, like many other groups, have moved beyond the usual blends and have developed more sophisticated tastes. “Now we have many whiskeys that we know are kosher,” said Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, whose preferred whiskey is the smoky Laphroaig, a single malt from Islay. “It is used to add to our joy.”
“And it helps attendance at synagogues,” he added.